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SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
san francisco but hardly as dense. so my concerns as a resident in the octavia plan boundaries are the preservation of open space, development of greater community gardening opportunities for low to moderate to affordable income residents, the keeping of upper market street at least as a sunshine corridor so that the building, the new growth and developments occurring along the market street corridor don't overshadow the upper market street. i have been quite concerned with two years ago there was a lot of holes in the ground, to put it plainry, walking up and down market street and throughout the market-octavia corridor and boundaries, most of those holes have been virtually plugged up. there is not much vacant land level for development. this has occurred in the last 24 months, it's very easy to see, the disappearing vacant land. in any event i would like to also, i am also very interested in pedestrian safety, developing pedestrian amenities along market street, increasing -- decreasing vehicular traffic and increasing bicycling opportunities and i'm also very interested in gene
SFGTV
Dec 10, 2012 12:00am PST
market-octavia corridor and boundaries, most of those holes have been virtually plugged up. there is not much vacant land level for development. this has occurred in the last 24 months, it's very easy to see, the disappearing vacant land. in any event i would like to also, i am also very interested in pedestrian safety, developing pedestrian amenities along market street, increasing -- decreasing vehicular traffic and increasing bicycling opportunities and i'm also very interested in generally not only the development of low income and very low income housing opportunities as opposed to strictly affordable housing, which is a very wide net on the income scale for people, i'm interested in either preserving what we have or developing new housing projects. this is now of course within the scope of the committee. however, a number of project applications will come before the committee which involve components of affordable housing, as well -- as a matter of fact there's a develop. occurring at 55 laguna for senior lgbt housing which is being put forward by mercy housing, a fairly wel
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 10:30pm PST
for the market-octavia citizens advisory committee. while we have many qualified applicants we want to be sure there is one member who can represent the point of view of low income residents. >> from the perspective of being a low income representative. there's a declining number of low income residents within the boundaries of the market-octavia plan. as housing costs go up, a number of residents that are in there that are living in the sro's within the boundaries are living in supportive housing units that are operated by the city, its hsa or directed supportive housing. there are many more of course in the tenderloin. what i would like to do is possibly have the city take a look at mass leasing an entire number of sro's that are currently within the boundaries and working those within supportive housing boundaries where we can remove or have homeless people removed from the street and entered into some type of supportive service environment, perhaps where people can actually re-enter the work force, but what other issues, i would have to say disabled access, disability access for
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 3:30am PST
this occurring throughout the boundary areas of the market-octavia corridor. but i'm also interested in our public aesthetic despite our decreasing square footage for higher income earners decreasing and decreasing opportunities for low income residents, seniors and those disabled within the boundaries of this planned district, it's important to be able to preserve and keep these as well as develop new opportunities with local nonprofit agencies which are developing such as affordable housing opportunities for a variety -- for diversity of our population which really needs the assistance, not only do we have to keep our middle class and our families in san francisco, we need to keep our entire age and income and ethnic population spectrum intact in san francisco. but i am very concerned, as i said before, with the public aesthetic. things do have to move forward. so i'm open to any questions you may have. >> thank you, mr. steen actually, just really quickly, actually the seat has been vacant for over a year, i'm curious how you learned about this vacancy. >> i was actually before th
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
, term ending december 16, 2014 to the market and octavia community advisory committee. there is one seat and two applicants. >> thank you, this item was continued from our previous rules committee meeting in november. i really want to encourage folks it please exit the room. i'm so sorry, we do still have other applicants waiting to be heard. we did continue this item from last november 15th and we actually now have two applicants for one seat and i will call you in the order that you are listed, matthew stein, if you could approach us here today. and mr. steen, i know this is your first time speaking before the rules committee. it's pretty much the same format as you've seen with our other applicants, if you could speak to your experience and qualifications as relates to this cac position. >> yes, thank you very much, madam chair. >> i'm sorry, could you wait one second? >> certainly. >> thank you, mr. steen >> thank you very much, supervisors. my name is matthew steen, i'm a native san franciscoan, growing up in the mission district. currently reside in the lower half of the octav
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 11:30pm PST
care sharing spots in developments, for example, in the market-octavia plan area in terms of requirements for making them optional for making them possible. >> well, i would say that that would be a very favorable to have those required in new developments as a percentage of off street parking that is required for lease developments, yes, of course. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much for your consideration and time. >> thank you, mr. steen next, we have nick wolff, nick you have spoken before to this committee but you are welcome it speak again if you would like. i know many of the questions had come up around not really your qualifications to sit on the seat, you are very well qualified to sit on the cac as someone who works in the market-octavia plan but to really flesh out some of how you would represent the low income community in this seat. >> sure. thank you, madam chair and supervisors. thank you for your time today. i did believe that i am the right person for this seat and i welcome this opportunity to discuss my candidacy further. i work in the economic
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 4:30pm PST
market-octavia citizen's advicery committee. i just want to say a couple of things. i was one of the members had brought up concerns about insuring that we had a low income perspective in the market-octavia citizens advisory committee. i want to really appreciate mr. wolff for really spending the additional time to do some work and some research around some of the issues that impact our lower income communities and appreciate the time you spent with me to sit down and talk about some of these issues and i think they are much more fleshed out and i understand your perspective a lot better. do you really think that your work is focused around small business development and i think that perspective is incredibly important for this plan, but i think in terms of what the seat is being called for, i think that mr. steen more strongly represents that perspective that i would like to see as a low income sro tenant that lives in the octavia-market plan. the market-octavia plan also includes district 6 as well as district 5 and we don't have any member in district 6 in the cac i know that mr.
KRON
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
lanes on paul ave. the inbound has been backed up all the way to octavia street. this is also starting to crawl around the corner leading into 1 01 southbound. we do have continuing major delays for interstate 80. >> drive times are climbing to over 50 minutes. >> we're watching wall street. stocks fell yesterday in light trading. the dow off by 14, stand below the 13,000 mark. the dow is as 19,952. the s&p dropped to and the nasdaq was down 6 to drop below the 3000 mark. however, international stock markets are on the rise today, as investors are becoming increasingly convinced that political leaders here in the u.s. will reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. next flicks' has reached a multi-year agreement to show disney movies after they finish their run in theaters. net flics outbid hbo, showtime and current rights holder stars. the deal will allow net slicks' to stream in disney movies over the internet, seven months after they leave theaters. starting in 2016. the financial terms of the deal have not been released. the nation's largest port complex loss angeles and long
SFGTV2
Dec 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
standpoint and involved with market octavia and from a reference point and how this western soma differs so there is a lot of good things that came out of this and from a process stand point i think it's a fine attempt to do process at a level never attempted before in san francisco, and i will say to one previous speaker i don't think any area plan process has been swiftd. eastern neighborhoods was something in the order of seven, eight years. market octavia was nine years so western soma is on average and they're long and boring processes. a couple thoughts on the history. i think it's important to know that western soma and planning for soma in general wasn't simply about creating more growth. it came out of the mid-90's to the 2000 and instability created through the market cycle in terms of impact on small businesses as well as existing resident populations and we had a variety of displacement and turmoil and recognized that the controls were antiquated and not having a clear path way and depending whether you're a resident or service provider you will have different perspec
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 5:30am PST
low income seat for the market-octavia cac does not provide otherwise. so i think for the sake of consistency we should be applying that standard. i will also note that this seat was held for a number of years by peter cohen, who by his own statement before this committee almost a year ago is not low income. and mr. cohen held the seat for quite some time and when he was not reappointed by the board of supervisors earlier this year 5 members of the board, two of whom are sitting here in this committee today, voted to reappoint him and i don't recall this issue being brought up. so i'm surprised it hear it being brought up today from someone who under san francisco's own definition of low income undisputiblely qualifies as low income. so i do support mr. wolff and colleagues i ask for your support. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor farrell. >> to both candidates, thank you very much for coming forward. much appreciated. will looks like we'll have a split here. i associate myself with some of supervisor wiener's comments. you know, to me this is a seat where it's a low inc
SFGTV
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
. this neighborhood where the proposed project is planned is part of the octavia market rto residential transit orientation. even contemplate having a garage through the structure of their historic houses and no house or apartment building in this area is required to offer parking. curb cuts and graves are now discouraged and living streets -- such as germaneia street. the proposed placement of new garage must take into account any negative events on existing dwelling units on the ground floor and in the case of this garage the effect on second and third floor. basically san francisco, we changed our attitude. i believe in this -- of the city and each more inappropriate than it was when it was proposed a number of years ago. thank you. >> president hwang: thank you. is there any other public comment? okay. seeinji%bxÑ none, then commissioners, the matter is submittedxj . >> vice president fung: commissioners, it was -- in reviewing the briefs on the rehearingzwn clear toq"t&xme at least from my1?ég/ point of view,qf) / that the extension was related to the acquisition of the permit, a
SFGTV
Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
to have a resident in the market-octavia plan that is low income that understands the population, knows the population because they are their neighbors. so i think that is certainly important. i think that actually either of you will be great on the cac no matter what happens at the full board i will support either of you. i do feel more comfortable moving ford with mr. steen as our recommendation to the full board but if it is the case the full board goes with mr. wolff, i will certainly support you to the full board as well. i want to comment quickly on the lgbt center. i agree it's at the heart of the plan but when we created the cac last december and we had 9 seats up, that issue did not come up that we needed to have someone from the lgbt center. i wish i had the opportunity to support the lgbt center last year when we had 9 open seats because that certainly was the case. i will move forward with this motion. can we take roll call on this motion, madam clerk. >> supervisor farrell. >> no. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye. >> kim aye, two ayes, one no.
SFGTV
Dec 27, 2012 3:30am PST
octavia to the 101 that it was important we not increase congestion. i know appellants have stated this project will somehow increase congestion in the neighborhood but our detailed thorough analyze plainly states it won't. we are minimally affecting the road capacity by just removing a travel lane for two hours of the day. currently there's a fourth lane on two blocks of oak street for two hours of the day. and that is what we're planning on replacing with parking. we're also adding back -- sorry, we're also adding turning lanes on the street where they don't currently sphift s exist so that will facilitate turns. i think they try to make a common sense argument that, by removing parking or making any change to the street it's going to increase traffic congestion and it simply won't. also, a claim this they made was that the project will inhibit driveway access or inhibit access for people who need to get dropped off at their homes. again it simply won't. we have worked carefully with stakeholders from the pedestrian safety community, from the bicycle safety community, from the disabil
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 1:30am PST
octavia and we looked at eastern neighborhoods. we're trying to create some degree of consistency across how the code treats some general principles and i just think that to the extent that that was done in eastern neighborhoods or in other plan areas, i think it's u.n. reasonable to see how we might do this in this plan area. if there is a strong compelling reason not to to understand what those compelling arguments are, and how it impacts people because, again, i think there's a reasonable expectation that what happened in the process of eastern neighborhoods would then carry over to the new process. and, so, i think that's what we need to kind of figure out and work on. and then the same thing you're talking about with grandfathering, i don't know how many other projects fit the same parameters of the 11th street. maybe they're the only one. but if you can pull that information for us because i think it would be useful. then you could have a more intelligent conversation about do we want to make a special exemption for this one project or is it an issue we need to deal with, yo
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